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Reported: March 2014

Woodpecker Trail... Big Shoals State Park, FL

Paved Bike Trail Through the Woods

This 3.4 mile paved multi-use trail at Big Shoals State Park along the Suwannee River connects the Big Shoals and Little Shoals entrances of the park. Not a major bike trail, but a pleasant ride if you're in the area. There also are 28 miles of unpaved trails for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. State Park fee applies. (Map link and photos below)

Woodpecker Trail, Big Shoals State Park

Map Link... Woodpecker Bike Trail

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Location: Hamilton County (White Springs)
End Points: Big Shoals to Little Shoals entrances, Big Shoals State Park (CR135, White Springs)
Mileage: 3.4 miles
Surface: Asphalt
Nearby points of interest: Suwannee River, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Support and Advocacy:
Suwannee Bicycle Association

Eco-biking on Woodpecker Trail... Comments and Photos

Along the Trail

Starting from the Little Shoals (west) entrance, to Big Shoals entrance and return - about 7 miles round-trip. Note: some areas of the Woodpecker Trail are subject to flooding after heavy rains.

Big Shoals State Park

The park has parking, restrooms, picnic facilities, and a canoe/kayak launch (requires a carry). In addition to biking, activities include hiking, paddling, horseback riding, birding, and fishing. Located along the Suwannee River, the park is notable as having the largest whitewater rapids in Florida, with 80 foot limestone bluffs overlooking the Suwannee River.

More Information and Resources

Nearby Biking:

Jacksonville-Baldwin State Trail - A FL Top 10 trail
North FL Region - More trails plus Regional Overview map

Nearby Paddling:

Upper Suwannee River (above White Springs) at www.PaddleFlorida.net
Middle Suwannee River (below White Springs) at www.PaddleFlorida.net

Related Resources:

Florida State Parks - Big Shoals State Park

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